Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Hot florals.

hot florals

Flipping through the magazines this weekend unleashed a riot of hot florals. I pretty much wanted every item from the DKNY Spring print ad (above left), but especially the navy loose trousers with hot pink flowers. I love how they look with the sequined tee: I have a very similar top from Oasis that would TOTALLY work. (Psst - it's in the sale here.)

In American Vogue, actress Zoe Kazan (top right) was photographed frolicking around Williamsburg in her floral Balenciaga. That's a scene I could handle. And I wish, wish, WISH that I could swap places with Duro Olowu's wife, who apparently trades his clothes for her professional expertise. The London designer (bottom right) is the Godfather of these lush prints. (Click here to read the small print.)

Being a shorty, I'd look like a sofa in an all-over floral print, so the printed trouser is a perfect look for me. The Duro Olowu would be my dream choice, DKNY would be a splurge, but ASOS come to the rescue with several options for a budget fix. What do you think: love or loathe? Are you going to wear these for Spring?

11 comments:

  1. I love floral dresses. They are very popular in Paris too. Think I ought to pop out soemtime this week and do some shopping. I travel to the Caribbean quite frequently, over there one sees floral dresses in abundance. Love them in cotton and silk;-)

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  2. I'm getting sentimental about my 1980's floral leggings so much so that I am tempted to buy a pair from Asos. Those trousers are just lovely and would look perfect on you.

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  3. Oh my goodness the dress in the top right is to die for! Perfect for springtime. Love!!! XO katie

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  4. Where others have their florals there is a big void (metaphorically speaking, in real life there is NO void at all) in my wardrobe.
    I do like florals, and love Duro Olowu's designs - but I leave florals to other, better suited people.

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  5. I like florals but tend to keep things simple. But sequins, now you're talking! I have a fab black sequinned jacket and a sequinned tank - ooh and a gold beret. I like a bit of sparkle!

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  6. I would love to try out some floral trousers...maybe I should buy a pair from ASOS! Not sure how they would look though.

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  7. I remember the hot floral phase in the 80's growing up in Brazil. Hot!

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  8. Oh yes to coveting the DKNY floral ad. It's floral perfection. Nearest I've got? H&M garden collection!

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  9. I don't know about the trousers, but the floral dresses - yes! Beautiful and bold designs there... I've picked up some dresses (which is not the norm for me) to wear when the weather is kinder - florals included :)

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  10. Have been inspired by this to pack 2 of my new floral dresses for my long weekend in Portsmouth - I'm going to defy any bad weather and just wear them!

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